The experimental solid state physics lab is devoted to the synthesis and characterization of bulk, thin film, and nanocrystalline materials. Characterization includes structural, electrical, and thermal properties. Currently, focus is on energy conversion devices including photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, particularly those incorporating novel nanoscale technologies.
UHV e-beam thin film deposition system
1200 C tube furnace
planetary ball mill
metal evaporation system
an assortment of advanced electronic and vacuum equipment.
Semiconducting thermoelectric superlattices
Development of a new nanotechnology that enables for the first time the ability to produce two- and three-structures on the nanoscale
Structural determination of boron carbide using recently developed techniques at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab.